14 April 2013


What a (big) band - but quite contraire to Globe Unity, the LJCO or Sun Ra's Arkestra. Much more restrained  in their pace but with no less power or sophistication. Their improvisations were "lower-case" before it became something like a working method for a younger generation. Some have gone in this direction quite far - hear Radu Malfatti's output for the last 15 (or more) years.

They made four recordings. One LP, which is sadly OOP and three CDs.
The last one should at least be still available > here

As far as I know Wolfgang Fuchs is seriously ill...so the orchestra is defunct.
Hope he does well.....


Wolfgang Fuchs, bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet, sopranino sax
John Butcher, tenor & soprano saxophone
Luc Houtkamp, tenor saxophone
Günter Christmann, trombone
Radu Malfatti, trombone
Melvyn Poore, tuba
Phil Wachsmann, violin
Torsten Müller,bass 
Paul Lytton, percussion, electronics

1.   unknown title 32:15
2.   unknown title 17:10
3.  unknown title  09:28

Recorded at the Carl-Orff Saal, Gasteig, München, on December 11, 1992.



onxidlib said...
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marten512 said...

Thank you very much indeed. I confess that I am only aware of King Ubu Orchestru thanks to the very wonderful 'Binaurality' so this is very welcome.

matt w said...

Thanks for this. I think I've never heard the Orchestru -- I thought I had, but I'm pretty sure I was mixing it up with the GrubenKlangOrchestra. Looking forward to it and best wishes to Fuchs.

wightdj said...

Quite a lineup, thanks.

Andy said...

Thanks Onx. I didn't know this one.

SOTISE said...

thank you!!!

SOTISE said...

thank you!!!

JD said...

Thank you very much!

luc houtkamp said...

Thanks for posting! I remember the concert very well, but didn't have a recording.
John Butcher replaced Peter van Bergen, who usually played in in this line up.

The only remark I have is that my name is written wrongly as Houtcamp, it's Houtkamp. But I'm used to this mistake... ;-)

onxidlib said...

Hi Luc, thanks for your comment.
But you don't need getting too used to my mistake - I've corrected the spelling of your name...

luc houtkamp said...

Haha! Thanks...

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